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8 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

Where do you get your absurd notions?  I suspect you make them up to support your hate.


Weapons of Mass Distraction Who used poison gas in Syria? The answer depends on who you ask. No side of the question has any
8 days ago
9 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

Pirates act out of greed, not religious reasons.  

Terrorist groups don't attack because Christianity, or religious freedom.  Their opposition arose from the acts and effects of our foreign policy, and that of European nations, on a variety of Muslim-majority nations and territories.

Extremists often exploit religion, interpreting it for their purposes.  Slavers did that.  Right-wing extremists do that.  The Klan, or antiabortionist murderers of doctors, or other hate groups do not represent mainstream Christianity, nor do Muslim extremists represent their religion.


Weapons of Mass Distraction Who used poison gas in Syria? The answer depends on who you ask. No side of the question has any
9 days ago
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12 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

Up to your first comma, I agree.  War is NOT clean, and never has been.  The evil is war itself.  Making an issue about how one is fought, with what weapons, especially when the US has done the same or worse, is pointless.

No, we are not in a "war between religions".  The US does not represent, nor fight for, ANY religion.  Terrorist groups do not legitimately represent one either, though they falsely claim to.

What the US DOES represent, and is Constitutionally obligated to, is freedom of religion-- the right to affiliate with any religion, or none at all.  That is not negotiable.  Personally, I don't "embrace" ANY religion, but I do stand for the right to, without discrimination.

This was not about Trump, but about the stupidity of intervening in anyone else's civil war, even one we covertly helped start, and the illegitimate excuses that are made for doing so.

It is also not about blaming either party.  Neither have been able to control or stop the corporate greed that seeks to bleed the world that leads to wars and misery.  Throughout our history, some good people have been able to slow them down for awhile, but the ill effects of capitalism never go away.

There is no point in you or anyone continuing to repeat the baseless lies about Hillary Clinton.  Those lies have had their effect, and the election is over.

We now have the worst President in American history, and I and millions of others can only work to make his term as short as possible and prevent as much of the damage as we can.


Weapons of Mass Distraction Who used poison gas in Syria? The answer depends on who you ask. No side of the question has any
12 days ago
13 days ago
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Weapons of Mass Distraction Who used poison gas in Syria? The answer depends on who you ask. No side of the question has any
13 days ago · 4 comments4 comments
16 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

What the US "allows" or doesn't, regarding other nations, assumes that we have, or should have, a choice.

The long habit of interventionism is hard to break entirely, but Obama restrained it significantly.  

There is seldom credit given for what is, correctly, not done, especially if we don't know that a decision had to be made not to do it.  


The Trump Stunt Hoping to convince us that he is not a Putin puppet, and that he can do something “presidential”, Trump fire
16 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

I'm not in favor of making an enemy of either Russia or China (or any other country).  The Trump/Putin issue is not about international relations.  It's about the money.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-putin-and-exxonmobil-team-up-to-destroy-the-planet-fb88650acfa1


The Trump Stunt Hoping to convince us that he is not a Putin puppet, and that he can do something “presidential”, Trump fire
16 days ago
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The Trump Stunt Hoping to convince us that he is not a Putin puppet, and that he can do something “presidential”, Trump fire
17 days ago · 7 comments7 comments
23.03.2017
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

Of course white-nationalists (which is just a rebranding of white supremacists) have been around since before the Civil War.  They're a small minority, and have grown less active over the last several decades  in their various organizations.  The problem now is that they feel empowered by Trump's bigoted fearmongering rhetoric and the presence of Bannon as his advisor.  Every time it came up, Trump was hesitant to disavow them.  The number of bigoted acts has gone up.  When the supposed nation's leader ignores or even encourages such attitudes, that is the result.

Rape and sexual assault are still a problem in this supposedly civilized society.  The "rape culture" is not what the culture as a whole accepts, but a kind of subculture among groups like some fraternities, athletes, and ignorant men who, like racists, were not properly taught by their parents.  It only takes a small minority to become a threat in places like college campuses where women should be relatively safe.

It doesn't offend me at all when women speak about the problem, because I despise those with sexist attitudes and behavior as much as the women do.  It affects all of us, because it spoils the social environment in which there could be more trust and friendship, in addition to emotional relationships, between men and women.

There have been some who make the mistake of criticizing sexual desire and expression itself.  Puritanical attitudes are part of the problem, perpetuating inequality and hostility between the sexes.  Men and women both should feel free to celebrate and enjoy their sexuality to the fullest, in an environment of mutual consent and respect.

I find that I agree with most feminists, knowing that not only do women deserve equal rights and treatment, but also that women who feel free and equal make the most attractive and interesting friends and lovers.


Rebecca Sullivan is a professor at University of Calgary teaching Women Studies and she is of the new feminist movement and i
34 days ago
cosmicrat commented on a blog post

Flake is, unfortunately, one of my Senators, and he seems to be pursuing several regressive notions.  He doesn't like research grants for anything he doesn't understand, and he's obsessed with breaking up the 9th Circuit appeals court, creating one that can be packed with Republican judges.  I suppose he thinks a state that went for Trump will go along with anything.


Trump and his cronies are proving to be big arseholes all the way.  We are seeing some important regulations being removed th
34 days ago
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